Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's much-awaited release 'Raavan' starring Bollywood couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, will also be released in its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions in US to tap the regional market.
The Tamil version, shot simultaneously with Hindi, is titled 'Raavanan' while the dubbed Telugu version is called 'Villain' with actors Vikram, Aishwarya and Prithviraj Sukumaran playing the lead roles.
A Big Picture release, the film will be released on June 18 in more than 40 screens across 30 cities in Tamil and Telegu across the US, with the producers claiming it as one of the biggest releases for a South Indian film in US.
Noting that there is a vast audience for regional Indian Cinema outside of India and particularly in the US, Reliance MediaWorks CEO, Anil Arjun said, "We are dedicated to bringing these quality regional Indian language films to new markets where there are audiences waiting to be entertained."
The film has been co-produced by Ratnam's banner Madras Talkies. The music in the film has been given by Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman.